Adam Lambert exclusive: Confirmed as 'American Idol' mentor next week!
Adam Lambert will serve as guest mentor on the April 13 episode of American Idol, a spokesperson for 19 Entertainment confirms exclusively to EW. Internet buzz began swirling this afternoon that Sony Music reps had contacted selected radio stations with the announcement that last year’s runner-up would advise season 9′s Top 8 contestants, and then perform his current single “Whattaya Want From Me” on the April 14 results-show telecast. There’s no official word yet on what theme the contestants will tackle during Lambert’s visit.
Lambert as mentor should provide a glittery adrenaline shot to an Idol season that’s struggled to find its water-cooler mojo. Adam, perhaps more than any former contestant, should be able to help Idol‘s low-key crop of current contenders add some much-needed drama to their performances. Plus, what better way to promote Adam’s single (currently lodged at No. 20 on Billboard’s Hot 100) and planned summer tour?
Adam Lambert's fans are buzzing today after being informed that Adam will mentor the Season 9 contestants on this year's American Idol next week. It is obvious that no one this year can match the excitement that Lambert brought to the stage each week. As a mentor I have no doubt that Lambert can enchant the Top 8 then with a wave of his glittery wand create the magic that will enable them to shine a little brighter for at least one night. While most people are thrilled about Lambert's reappearance on the reality show that made him an instant media star there are a few detractors.
He tweeted about it early Saturday afternoon, and now he's been spotted. Adam Lambert has landed in Las Vegas, sources on the ground confirm to Idol Tracker, and was seen inside the Aria Resort and Casino at CityCenter. That's the same hotel that houses Cirque Du Soilel's new "Viva Elvis" show. According to longtime Sin City gossip columnist and author Norm Clarke, Season 9's Top 9 met the show's cast Friday night, and are flying back to L.A. on Saturday.
Adam, however, is staying the night (at the Aria's "super suite," reports Clarke) so he can see Muse perform at the Mandalay Bay. And late-night possibilities, according to a local source, may involve hanging with Heidi and Spencer Pratt, of all people. And with Kris Allen also in town (for Mix 94.1's Petapalooza), who knows what kind of hijinks may go down. Of course, you know what they say, what happens in Vegas...
Lame. The Idol Powers That Be are wasting a perfectly good Adam Lambert mentorship on Elvis Week. I much would’ve much rather seen the other rumored theme, the inscrutable Music of the World. At least that would’ve opened the Idols up to a whole new “world” of “music.” Like music from Canada, yo!
'American Idol' Top 9: Elvis Has Most Definitely Left The Building
Viewers and bloggers, myself included, have rightfully whined all season long that this year's "American Idol" just hasn't packed the punch of seasons past. So this week (an especially important double-elimination week), Fox apparently lurked on a few expletive-riddled message boards, heeded these complaints, and decided to do something about it, by bringing back one of the "Idol" contestants who made Season 8 so memorable: Adam Lambert.
Adam returned to "Idol" as this week's mentor, and he was the first former contestant to receive such an honor/responsibility.
If he were alive, he would be 75 years old. But on this week's "American Idol," Elvis, the King of Rock and Roll, who remains dead, despite what conspiracy theorists would have us believe, was resurrected for one night only. (Unless, of course, you're in Vegas. There are a million Elvises every night in Vegas.)
As for Elvis week, it was as dead as Elvis.
But all was not lost. At least Adam Lambert was going to be the lucky contestants' mentor. I won't bore you with the ad nauseum details of what a ridiculously obsessed fanatical fan I am of Adam Lambert. What you should know is that Lambert was the first contestant ever to be asked to come back to be a mentor. He did a valiant job of trying to light a fire under the contestant's behinds. Not an easy feat with this sullen and hesitant group.
Adam Lambert on American Idol: Advice to contestants was solid
April 13, 2010 -- Adam Lambert has been questioned since he accepted the job to mentor on American Idol. The former contestant and rocker felt he could do a good job, but he had to prove it tonight to American Idol fans.
Prove his talents is exactly what he did. From the the live blogs to the fans, the audience loved Adam Lambert's advice on the performances and to the performers. One of the reasons they showed Lambert some respect was the fact that he told it like it was. Not sugar coating the facts, he gave the contestants the feedback they needed to hear and not what they wanted to hear
American Idol Recap: Adam Lambert Is Officially Anointed the New Elvis
Last night the remaining nine contestants on American Idol stumbled through the catalogue of Elvis Presley, failing for the most part to make any of the King’s tunes their own. Season-eight runner-up Adam Lambert blessedly livened things up as a guest mentor, and he was actually a great tie-in to the week's theme since Elvis also wore mascara offstage and the networks won’t show Lambert doing certain things below the hips. Glambert kept the episode afloat by actually giving some honest feedback, saying this season has great singers but a lot of them need to “wake up … let’s put on a show." (And after weeks of the judges wondering what the problem is with Andrew, it was a relief to have someone flat out tell him his singing was boring.)
In a theater infused with a level of excitement unmatched by this year's contestants, the glittery alien was transported to the stage in a swirling torrent of luminescent green fog. His other worldly vocals filled the theater with a haunting ethereal plea, "Whataya Want From Me?" The King returned, not Elvis but Adam Lambert reclaimed the venue he owned on the previous season of American Idol. Adam put on an epic performance and marked his territory with his pulsating laser lights flashing as he stalked the stage with his commanding presence. Adam Lambert is the best male vocalist and a purest artist this reality show has ever discovered.
Idol' results show minute by minute: Elvis, Lambert, lasers and tears
Wednesday night at the "Idol"-dome wasn't quite as manic as Tuesday's show, at least where Ryan Seacrest was concerned. On the other hand, Adam Lambert's performance did have the studio audience jumping out of their seats. All the off-camera action (and a few behind-the-scenes tidbits) in our minute-by-minute breakdown....
I’ve been wondering for a weeks now what the hell happened to American Idol. The show is pretty much a mess and I don’t think Paula was that important as to make such an impact in the show by leaving. So, there, Paula has nothing to do with it. Ellen? I don’t think so, even though she doesn’t bring THAT much, she is funny and I wouldn’t consider her responsible for the show being crap. Simon leaving after this season? Meh. I don’t think that would be good enough reason for this season to be trash. It will be reason for next season to be garbage but not this one.
Rock god Adam Lambert schools and scorches 'American Idol'
Adam Lambert, the runner-up of American Idol Season 8—and to be completely factual, the most talented and certainly most exciting contestant ever to appear on the show—returned this week to mentor this year's stable of contestants. His appearance was a major success for the struggling show, which has seen its viewership drop and has encountered much bad press of late Ioabout the very disappointing group vying for the title that even the brilliant Lambert didn't win